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Justice secretary Chris Grayling has outlined government proposals to quadruple the current six-month sentence for people found guilty of internet trolling.
In May 2012, the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (also known as LASPO) came into force.
Drug and alcohol testing in the workplace can be problematic for employers. The recent case of Kuehne+Nagel Ltd v Cosgrove considered the issue.
Shoosmiths looks at the legal implications of employees lying about their qualifications and how employers can guard against being misled.
Can the Community Trigger procedure be summarised under the Anti-social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014?
Anti-social behaviour (ASB) is something that can affect a whole community — it should therefore involve community effort.
Employers have a duty to prevent illegal working and are obliged to carry out prescribed document checks on individuals before they commence work.
Most businesses are now aware that all breaches of health and safety legislation are treated extremely seriously by the courts.
From 1 July, new ‘definitive guidelines’ will apply for the sentencing of various environmental offences in the courts, irrespective of when they were committed.
The Court of Appeal has ruled that business interruption and other consequential losses can now be recovered from the police after London riots.
The Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 gives social landlords new powers to obtain possession against tenants causing nuisance and/or anti-social behaviour.
On 2 April 2014, the European Commission announced that it was fining the participants in a worldwide undersea cable cartel.
On 1 April 2014 HMRC took over from the OFT as the regulator of residential and commercial estate agents for the purposes of anti-money laundering.
The Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2014 have been published, along with the making document, which details the amendments to various practice directions.
On 24 February 2014, deferred prosecution agreements legislation was finally brought into force in respect of a wide range of criminal conduct.
The Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) has given judgment on two appeal cases brought by companies contesting the level of fines each received.
The Office of Fair Trading has announced that criminal proceedings have been started in its latest cartel offence investigation.
The European Commission has fined four producers of flexible polyurethane foam products a total of €114m for their participation in a cartel.
The Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) has handed down judgment on two appeal cases brought by companies contesting the level of fines each received.
On 6 January 2014, workers at a Goodyear factory in Amiens, ‘boss-napped’ two directors over plans to close the site. Shoosmiths consider the factors that led to this.
These days, it seems as if every passing week brings with it a new story in the press about the legal risks of engaging with social media.